Equal Opportunity. Everybody endorses it by now. Certainly, most managers, leaders and executives of sizable enterprises endorse it. We are all striving toward Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I). It’s a winning strategy. It benefits everyone. Here is one disruptive twist in the DE&I conversation: If you believe in Equal Opportunity, you have to apply differential treatment! That’s right, you HAVE TO treat people differently.
What is the difference between performance and potential in talent management? Explaining the mystery of the 9-box matrix helps to show the difference between these two estimates.